Herbal medicine was early man's first line of defense against
the many ills and accidents that plagued him. Ancient humans learned
from the observation of animals, including birds, how to use leaves,
earth, mud and water to make soothing applications. Although the
methods were crude, several of today's medicines are based upon
sources as simple as those of ancient man.
Some of the popular herbal remedies
for people are:
Backache: Valerian root
Headache: Feverfew Muscle Aches: Capsaicum cream Indigestion:
Peppermint or Chamomile tea Nausea: Ginger (tea, capsules,
candy) Depression: St. John's Wort Anxiety & Stress:
Valerian root Colds and Flu: Echinacea Coughs: Slippery
elm Menopause Problems: Black cohosh extracts Sleep
Problem: St. John's Wort or Valerian root.